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Ginger Hallmark graduated from Auburn University with a BS and MS in Agricultural Economics with a focus on Economic Development. Ginger worked for five years as a grant writer for local governments. In 2011, she started Discovery Christian School, a homeschool cover school that is now serving over 250 families in the Auburn-Opelika area. In 2018, she helped launch The Oaks School. Ginger is passionate about creating a school culture where students feel loved and cared for, while being challenged to excel in their God-given strengths.
Ginger and her husband, Josh, pastor The Oaks Church and own a real estate company in Florida. She has four children who also attend The Oaks School.
With a background in music and theatre, Miss Joanna brings our K5 classroom to life with music and song! Students learn weekly Bible verses through daily practice with music and hand motions. Miss Joanna is an incredible phonics teacher and is passionate about helping children learn to love reading. She has one son Elijah and lives in Opelika.
Ashley Jeffares is from from Reeltown, AL, where she graduated from high school in 2002. She attended Southern Union with a scholarship and then transferred to Troy University main campus where I received her B.S. in K-6 Elementary and Collaborative Education. She returned to Troy after her teaching career began and received her Masters in K-6 Elementary Education. Ashley taught at Beauregard Elementary for 11 years, teaching all subjects in 3rd grade. She and her husband, Tony have been married for 12 years. The Lord has blessed them with three beautiful, little girls, Kelsi, Klaira, and Kendall. She enjoys reading, going to the lake or the beach, and just being outdoors in general. Ashely will be teaching for her third year at The Oaks.
Sharon Harper graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She taught second and third grade at Eastside School in Chambers County, then homeschooled her children for a total of 16 years.
Sharon lives in Notasulga, Alabama, has five children and six grandchildren. Her family and attends First Baptist Church Reeltown where she is the church pianist, and also teaches first and second grade Sunday School. Mrs. Sharon enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Amanda is originally from Beauregard and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University. She and her husband moved to Warner Robins, GA, where she taught public school for 3 years. There, she earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Walden University. She and her family moved back to Auburn 11 years ago. She has homeschooled her 4 daughters for 4 years and is excited to be at The Oaks!
Addie Hill is from Jasper, AL where she graduated from Walker High School in 1997. She attended Auburn University and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in secondary education, English and Spanish in 2001. She taught Language Arts at Drake Middle School from 2002 to 2011. Addie and her husband, Brandon, have been married for fourteen years and have three amazing children, Holden, Scarlett and Wylder. She enjoys running, oil painting, and reading. She looks forward to exploring, learning, and growing in Christ with your children!
Kellie Heidt will be teaching Middle School math and High School language arts this year. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University with a degree in International Studies and German. Kellie spent 25 years as a military wife while her husband served in the US Navy as an F 18 pilot. They have lived and traveled in many places, but now call the Auburn/Opelika area home. She has two precious children, William, 22, and Caroline, 17. Through the years, Kellie has taught different subjects in numerous Co-ops and Classical Conversations. She enjoys travel, reading, and spending time at Lake Martin.
Angela Reinhardt is from Southern California. She studied Communication with an emphasis on Journalism for four years at Cal Poly Pomona University and AUM. She also attended college at The University of the Nations for three years, where she intricately studied the Bible, as well as trained as a missionary. Through her missions work, she has called places like England, Egypt and Hawaii, home. Angela has been married for 17 years and has four children who attend The Oaks. She homeschooled her children for five years and has a passion for history and traveling. Currently, she is finishing a degree at Troy University, with a major in History and a minor in English.
George graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Secondary Math Education. He has taught math at Auburn University., Southern Union, and Southern Prep Academy.
George is retired with his wife Nora in Auburn, where they have lived for 30 years. They have two children, both attending Auburn this fall semester. He enjoys traveling, journaling, and spending time with family, friends, and pets.
Josh has lived in the Auburn area for about 28 years. He graduated from Auburn University (Ag Economics) and spent 14 years with his wife, Ginger in college ministry. He and Ginger have 4 children and have journeyed together in numerous training, ministry and business ventures in their 23 years of marriage. Josh loves to learn about and pioneer new territory. He and Ginger started The Oaks School in 2018 to educate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders in the marketplace and beyond. They are also real estate investors and own a real estate sales and vacation business on the Emerald Coast of Florida.
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